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Family Control, Socioemotional Wealth And Earnings Management In Publicly Traded Firms, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Joanna Campbell Dr, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Prof 2015 Melbourne Business School

Family Control, Socioemotional Wealth And Earnings Management In Publicly Traded Firms, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Joanna Campbell Dr, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Prof

Geoffrey P Martin

We examine the unique nature of agency problems within publicly traded family firms by investigating the earnings management decision of dominant family owners relative to non-family. To do so, we draw upon literature demonstrating that family owners are loss averse with respect to the family’s socioemotional wealth (SEW), or the affective endowment derived from firm ownership and control. Our theory and findings suggest that potential reputational consequences of earnings management lead family principals to engage in less of this practice relative to non-family firms, and that founder family firms are less likely than non-founder family firms to use earnings ...


Virtual Study Abroad: A Case Study, John Lipinski 2014 Kennesaw State University

Virtual Study Abroad: A Case Study, John Lipinski

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Over 90 percent of US universities sponsor study abroad programs. Students are encouraged to engage in such programs to enhance their educational experience and increase their global awareness in our interconnected world. However, despite these efforts, students who engage in such programs are a rarity. Only 1% of US students pursue a study abroad experience each academic year. In order to address this and make key aspects of the study abroad experience available to a wider range of students, two professors decided to link their classrooms, separated by 5,102 miles, via teleconference and create a virtual study abroad class.


Miller, John A., Sr., 1840-1905 (Mss 514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Miller, John A., Sr., 1840-1905 (Mss 514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 514. Receipts, correspondence, bills of lading ledger, 1870-1874, and account book, 1864-1866, for Miller’s jewelry businesses in Alton, Illinois and Paducah, Kentucky. Miller later operated a jewelry store in Cairo, Illinois.


The Relationship Of Hr Professionals' Online Experiences With Perceptions Of Organizational Hiring And Promotion Of Online Graduates, Gundars Egons Kaupins, James Edward Wanek, Malcolm Paulin Coco 2014 Boise State University

The Relationship Of Hr Professionals' Online Experiences With Perceptions Of Organizational Hiring And Promotion Of Online Graduates, Gundars Egons Kaupins, James Edward Wanek, Malcolm Paulin Coco

Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

Based on a survey of 264 human resources professionals from 10 Society for Human Resource Management chapters in Texas, the authors investigated how human resources professionals accept online degrees compared to degrees based on face-to-face coursework for hiring and promotion purposes. If respondents were satisfied with their own online course experiences, they were most likely to view their organization as treating an online bachelor’s or master’s degree as equivalent to a traditional degree for hiring or promotion purposes. Having had online courses in the past or having completed an online degree had no similar and significant association with ...


The Impact Of Budget Constraints On Flexible Versus Dedicated Technology Choice, Onur BOYABATLI, Tiecheng Leng, L. Beril Toktay 2014 Singapore Management University

The Impact Of Budget Constraints On Flexible Versus Dedicated Technology Choice, Onur Boyabatli, Tiecheng Leng, L. Beril Toktay

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This paper studies the flexible-versus-dedicated technology choice and capacity investment decisions of a multi-product firm under demand uncertainty in the presence of budget constraints. The firm operates under a capital budget for financing the capacity investment, and an operating budget, which is uncertain in the capacity investment stage, for financing the production. We investigate how the tightening of the capital budget and a lower financial exibility in the production stage (the likelihood of having sufficient operating budget) shape the optimal technology choice. We find that the dominant regime is one where dedicated technology should be adopted for a larger investment ...


Learning During The Transition Period: How Identifying Executives As Designate Ceos Affects Their Learning, Rida Mitri Elias 2014 Western University

Learning During The Transition Period: How Identifying Executives As Designate Ceos Affects Their Learning, Rida Mitri Elias

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

CEO succession is an important event in organizations. Around 80% of succession events are relay successions, where a CEO successor is identified a few years before the actual succession event takes place. The success of relay succession compared to horse race and outside successions has been credited to the learning that an heir apparent acquires during the transition period. However, to my knowledge, none of the CEO succession research examines the learning process of heirs apparent.

This study attempts to fill this gap through empirical qualitative research. Using a combination of learning and sensemaking perspectives, this study builds premises proposing ...


Is It Really All About The Money?: Motivating Employees In The 21st Century, Joshua Randall, Stacy Novotny, Seth Larson 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Is It Really All About The Money?: Motivating Employees In The 21st Century, Joshua Randall, Stacy Novotny, Seth Larson

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Motivation has been defined as an emotion or desire operating on the will and causing it to act. In this respect, ‘motivations provide the motor for behavior,’ and according to Pincus, motivation as a psychological construct has played many roles as paradigms have risen and fallen over the decades (2004). To obtain a better understanding of motivation in the twenty-first century, this paper focuses on what motivation is, the role goals play in motivation, how motivation can be maintained, the impact of technology on motivation, the practical implications of needs-based motivation theories, and the concept of over-motivation.


Purdue University Dance Marathon: Creating Value For Pudm And The Student Community, Erik Moeller 2014 Purdue University

Purdue University Dance Marathon: Creating Value For Pudm And The Student Community, Erik Moeller

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

No abstract provided.


Exchange Rate, Market Size And Human Capital Nexus Foreign Direct Investment – A Bound Testing Approach For Pakistan, Naveed Iqbal Chaudhry, Mian Saqib Mehmood, Asif Mehmood, Bahaudin G. Mujtaba 2014 SelectedWorks

Exchange Rate, Market Size And Human Capital Nexus Foreign Direct Investment – A Bound Testing Approach For Pakistan, Naveed Iqbal Chaudhry, Mian Saqib Mehmood, Asif Mehmood, Bahaudin G. Mujtaba

Mian Saqib Mehmood

This study investigates the role of exchange rate, market size and human capital for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). In this regard, time series data on annual basis has been collected for the period 1985–2010 and an Augmented Dickey–Fuller (ADF) and Phillips–Perron (PP) unit root tests are utilized to determine the stationarity of the variables. An autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) bounds testing approach to co-integration was applied as all the variables in the model are first level stationary, e.g. I(1). The empirical findings of this study confirm the long run relationship among the variables. However ...


Multinational Enterprise Parent-Foreign Subsidiary Governance, Bassam Elias Farah 2014 Western University

Multinational Enterprise Parent-Foreign Subsidiary Governance, Bassam Elias Farah

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dissertation investigates how a multinational enterprise’s (MNE) corporate headquarters governs its foreign subsidiaries. It draws on agency theory, prospect theory, and corporate governance literatures to develop a framework that describes select MNE parent-foreign subsidiary governance mechanisms expected to predict foreign subsidiary performance, measured as foreign subsidiary survival and profitability.

To test this framework, I first conducted a pilot Canadian study. It was followed by the main multi-country study. The Canadian study used mixed methods. It analyzed quantitative data, compiled from different sources, and qualitative data, collected through personal interviews with subsidiary managers. The main multi-country study used survival ...


Fashion Start Up Business Plan, Ashlee Whelihan 2014 Stephen F. Austin State University

Fashion Start Up Business Plan, Ashlee Whelihan

Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Employee Volunteer Program Implementation, Clint Conner 2014 Stephen F. Austin State University

Employee Volunteer Program Implementation, Clint Conner

Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Designing A Comprehensive Anti-Corruption Strategy For The Private Sector, V-Tsien Gaius Fan 2014 Northeastern University

Designing A Comprehensive Anti-Corruption Strategy For The Private Sector, V-Tsien Gaius Fan

Criminology and Justice Policy Dissertations

I examine the possibility of designing a comprehensive anti-corruption counterstrategy for the private sector. The first prong of my study determines the relationships between the environment, management, and business controls in their effect on combating corruption. Quantitative analysis of data from the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys was performed in order to frame a proper context in which measures against corruption can be considered. These relationships were then considered in the subcontext of region, industry, and company size to determine variation. Results show that business controls are generally resilient to the effects of management. Management effects are resilient to environmental ...


The Power Deep In Org Chart: Leading From The Middle, Jennifer A. Bartlett 2014 University of Kentucky

The Power Deep In Org Chart: Leading From The Middle, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty Publications

This "New and Noteworthy" review column focuses on recent publications involving the recognition and development of leadership skills at all levels of the library organization, not only those positions at the top of the organizational chart.


Implementation Of A New Enterprise Resource Planning System, Lacy Payne 2014 Western Kentucky University

Implementation Of A New Enterprise Resource Planning System, Lacy Payne

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The objective of this thesis was to upgrade an Enterprise Resource planning system that was outdated into a new age Enterprise resource planning system based centered on a scheduling algorithm. This was a key change that needed to be made to transform the company from old thinking to new. Primarily the testing of this implementation was done through mapping of processes, followed by trial and error, and finally improving and sustaining the processes it took to use the system correctly. The mapping of the processes was completed by the Process Manager as well as the Lead, Supervisor, or Manager of ...


Hospital Competitive Strategies And Performance Outcomes, Wei Wu 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Hospital Competitive Strategies And Performance Outcomes, Wei Wu

Doctoral Dissertations

Hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve performance and healthcare outcomes. The existing literature does not point to a clear conclusion on whether competition can help address the performance challenges of hospitals which lead to improvements in clinical outcomes. Prior research on the effects of hospital competitive strategies usually focuses on one strategy or one type of outcome at a time. As such, there is a dearth of systematical studies on different hospital competitive strategies and their consequent performance outcomes.

The main objective of this dissertation is to examine several hospital competitive strategies and quantitatively validate the implications of each ...


A Review On Literatures In Planning And Managing Of Islamic Wealth Distribution (2001-2013), MUHAMMAD RIDHWAN AB. AZIZ, MOHAMMAD NOORIZZUDDIN NOOH, KHAIRIL FAIZAL KHAIRI, FUADAH JOHARI, AZRUL AZLAN ISKANDAR MIRZA, NURUL IZZATI NORDIN 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

A Review On Literatures In Planning And Managing Of Islamic Wealth Distribution (2001-2013), Muhammad Ridhwan Ab. Aziz, Mohammad Noorizzuddin Nooh, Khairil Faizal Khairi, Fuadah Johari, Azrul Azlan Iskandar Mirza, Nurul Izzati Nordin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

One of the roles of planning and managing wealth distribution is to avoid assets from continuously remain frozen. Thus, managing and planning Islamic wealth distribution is an important attempt in order to make sure Muslims community is well protected. There are various types of instruments applied in managing and planning wealth distribution that follows Shariah rules. Thus, the objective of this article is to examine the related literatures in planning and managing of Islamic wealth distribution between years 2001-2013. The methodology of this article is through qualitative research based on document-analysis on previous articles and literatures on Islamic wealth distribution ...


Made In China, Hannah Beech 2014 Colby College

Made In China, Hannah Beech

Colby Magazine

For toymaker Dennis Ting '60, the challenge of running a giant factory in China isn't always kids' stuff.


When Does A Platform Create Value By Limiting Choice?, Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Hanna Halaburda 2014 SelectedWorks

When Does A Platform Create Value By Limiting Choice?, Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Hanna Halaburda

Hanna Halaburda

We present a theory for why it might be rational for a platform to limit the number of applications available on it. Our model is based on the observation that even if users prefer application variety, applications often also exhibit direct network effects. When there are direct network effects, users prefer to consume the same applications to benefit from consumption complementarities. We show that the combination of preference for variety and consumption complementarities gives rise to (i) a commons problem (to better satisfy their individual preference for variety, users have an incentive to consume more applications than the number that ...


Retaliating Against Customer Interpersonal Injustice In A Singaporean Context: Moderating Roles Of Self-Efficacy And Social Support, Violet Ho, Naina Gupta 2014 University of Richmond

Retaliating Against Customer Interpersonal Injustice In A Singaporean Context: Moderating Roles Of Self-Efficacy And Social Support, Violet Ho, Naina Gupta

Management Faculty Publications

Few studies have examined the relationship between customer injustice and employees' retaliatory counterproductive behaviors toward customers, and those that have done so have been conducted in a Western setting. We extend these studies by examining the relationship in a Singaporean context where retaliatory behaviors by employees might be culturally constrained. While the previously established positive relationship between customer injustice and counterproductive behaviors was not replicated using peer-reported data from employees across two hotels in Singapore, we found that individuals' self-efficacy and perceived social support moderated it. Specifically, the injustice-to-counterproductive behaviors relationship was positive for individuals with high self-efficacy, and for ...


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